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Sustainability on campus to be Dec. 8 Trash Talks topic

RELEASED: Dec. 6, 2011

Boulter
Dr. James Boulter

EAU CLAIRE — Dr. James Boulter, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will discuss sustainability and what people across campus are doing to reduce the university's climate footprint at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 in the commons area of Towers North residence hall on the university's upper campus.

Boulter will present "Sustainability on Campus: What, Why and How — and Who?" as part of Trash Talks, a lecture series hosted by Housing and Residence Life's office of sustainability. Boulter will discuss how UW-Eau Claire can be more sustainable as a campus and what individuals within the campus community can do to reduce waste. He also will discuss the necessity of understanding climate change to be able to be progressive with sustainability.

At UW-Eau Claire Boulter teaches courses in general, analytical and environmental chemistry. He also serves as the sustainability fellow for the Chancellor's Office and interim coordinator of the university's Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies, as well as the faculty adviser for the Student Office of Sustainability. Boulter received an undergraduate degree in chemistry and a certificate in environmental studies from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. He received a doctorate in analytical chemistry and a certificate in oceanic and atmospheric studies from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Trash Talks are free and open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. Housing and Residence Life will host Trash Talks on various environmental sustainability issues from 7-8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month through April 2012. All talks will be held in the commons area of Towers North residence hall. Visit Housing and Residence Life's sustainability website for a complete list of Trash Talks.

            For more information about this event or sustainability initiatives in Housing and Residence Life at UW-Eau Claire, contact Kate Hartsel, housing sustainability coordinator, at 715-836-2505 or HousingSustainCoordinator@uwec.edu.

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